mission trip welcome wagon

Let's be the welcome wagon! On Saturday, July 20 and Friday, July 26, a group from Minnesota will be stopping over at St. John's on their way to and from a mission trip. We'd like to have a post-worship service pizza party and fellowship on Saturday to welcome them. We're looking for people to help (July 26th will require someone to lead as the Riccis will be out of town, but help for both would be greatly appreciated) and attend. Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex or contact Kathy and Tim Ricci at mintoad@hotmail.com or 815-488-7200 (calls only, no texts).

Scholastic Bowl

The 7th/8th grade Sunday School class beat the adults in a scholastic bowl meet over what they’ve learned this year,

Children’s Spiritual Life & Education

Our Sunday school will be in need of a 3rd grade teacher and an adult helper for the 7th/8th grade class when Sunday school resumes in September. Please contact the church office or a CSLE member if you are interested in being a part of St. John’s Sunday school and teaching the Word of God to our children. “Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray.” Proverbs 22:6.


CSLE is also looking for a place to store the parade float. If you have extra room to store the float, please contact the church office or a CSLE member. The hayrack is approximately 8x16. Height with cross is approximately 14 feet although the church and cross are removable.

Children’s Spiritual Life & Education members (CSLE) - Kelly McCurry, Gerlyn Koehler, Janice Hammer, Bill Hammer, Sue Kelly, Thelma Martin, Max McQueen

Youth Group Reboot

Youth Group Reboot!  We're working on plans to get our 8th grade through high school youth and friends gathering on a regular basis.  Different activities will be planned for each meeting, centering on fun and fellowship as well as some occasional service to our church and community.  In order to make this a success, we need YOUR help!  Would you be able to help in one or more of the following ways?

-Pray- pray for our youth, pray for our planning and leadership, pray for the success of this endeavor

-Invite- do you have friends, neighbors, or relatives that you could invite to join us?  All are welcome!  See Kathy Ricci if you’d like any invitations to hand out.

-Donate- supplies when needed

-Share- share your ideas for events and outings, share your group’s needs (could the youth help with things such as packing school or health kits, provid ing a cleanup day for the church building or grounds, preparing materials for the sewing group, etc.), share your time and talents (volunteer to help at a planned activity, show/teach a craft or hobby, volunteer to help us possibly extend the same or similar activities to other age groups)

Contact Kathy or Tim Ricci for more information at mintoad@hotmail.com or 815-488-7200.




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